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This section includes articles on general social issues, contemporary topics, and da’wah.

The News Protocol – Towards an Islamic Framework

By Khalid Baig “We mortals hear only the news and know nothing at all” – Homer, The Iliad. Several years ago an Indian reporter for Time magazine approached Maulana Waheeduddin Khan, a prominent scholar and author in India, and interviewed…

Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra

By Mawlana Mohammed Haroon Abasoomer Question: What is the virtue of spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Ashura [the 10th of Muharram] and what is the authenticity of the hadith that encourages this sort of spending? Answer: The…

The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr

By Mufti Faraz ibn Adam The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285) The Evidence All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith: ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Umar…

More Than A Headscarf: How Hijab Has Lost Its Soul

By Shazia Ahmad Hijab[1] is a frequently discussed topic in our community and a practice dissected and opined over from many different angles. While it is talked about frequently, in many of the most important ways it is little understood.…

The Loss of Reverence and Blessings

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If the people of my community ever come to attach a lot of significance to this material world, the awe-inspiring effect…

Taking Wealth Without the Other’s Wholeheartedness

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translation and Footnotes by Mufti Yusuf Shabbir  Speech delivered in Pakistan on 16th Shawwāl 1434 / August 22nd, 2013 In relation to monetary matters, incautiousness has spread within our society. The Prophet of Allah ﷺ…

A Scholar Saying “I Do Not Know” Raises His Rank

By Shaykh Abd al-Fattāh Abu Ghuddah Abdullah ibn ‘Umar رضي الله عنه says: “Knowledge is of three types: the book that is forever speaking (Qur’an), an established sunnah, and ‘I do not know’.”[1] In his explanation to this statement, al-Munāwi…

Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System

By Shaykh Rami Nsour [1] Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid I believe that every American has the duty to know what is going on with incarceration in our country. We house the largest number of prisoners in the world, pay for…